Monday, February 15, 2010

How Wrong?

I just caught word of this while catching up on Defensetech.

"In another indictment, Israel “Wayne” Weisler, the CEO of US Cavalry, a huge supplier of uniforms, armor and other tactical gear is accused of doing basically the same thing Caldwell and Giordanella are accused of. In meeting at the Ritz in DC back in May, FBI agents posing as officials from African country “A” convinced Weisler and his colleague, Michael Sacks, to pay 20 percent kickbacks on an upwards of $15 million deal. "

Not sure yet that I can find the error - isn't this precisely what was done to move health care in a few states? Except WE paid for that - these guys aren't even taking it out of our pockets.

Does this remove the dunce cap from each and all? No. wrong were they?


D.W. said...

I don't even consider their actions to be a crime. If it is common practice in Dirtbagistan to pass around a little baksheesh to move business along, then that's the way things must be done. Our gubmint, constitutionally, can have no say in the matter.

Here in the U.S. it is illegal; over there, not so much. Then again, as you pointed out our politicians don't even seem to think it's illegal here, so what are we supposed to think?

I'll still shop at U.S. Cav. Their store is less than 10 miles from my house in Kentucky, and it would be a shame if it went under because of this.

LauraB said...

I simply cannot fault them for performing an act generally required for business in any other country. And it happens here ALL THE TIME.

Admittedly, I did not read the law they broke - I am just not interested in one that constrains the right of an individual to trade a value for their desired recompense.